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About Us

Enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by meeting their social, recreational, and continued educational needs.
Serving the metro Memphis and surrounding areas

In 2006, a small group of individuals began to look for a model on which to base a new program in Memphis by researching existing organizations that serve the mentally challenged population. After an extensive search, they found the Exceptional Foundation in Birmingham (EFB), Alabama, and upon contacting them found they were very interested in expanding their program. Partnering with EFB has been a tremendous success. This 17 year old program, which now serves approximately 350 people in Birmingham, has given the West Tennessee program a huge amount of guidance and support from their leadership and board, with whom EFWT works with regularly. The EFWT is a separate Tennessee 501 (c) (3). All EFWT funds raised stay with the West Tennessee program.

  • Exceptionalities We Serve

  • autism spectrum disorder

    cerebral palsy * rubinstein taybi

  • down syndrome - williams syndrome

    schprintzen syndrome

  • prader willi

    and many more!


Jo Anne Fusco
Executive Director
Marisa Baggett
Associate Director
Charity Ellis
Assistant Program Director
Becca Childress
Administrative Assistant Business
Lauren Goldstein
Administrative Assistant Program
Corderoa Smith
Medication Manager
Chris Austin
Program Assisstant
Maria Guagliardo
Program Assistant
Elisa Barrack
Program Assistant
Kristy Whipple
Program Assistant


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